Boys Cargo Shorts

I feel like all I do is sew for my girls. There are so many cute girly patterns out there but boy clothes are pretty basic. To make it interesting, I decided to let my husband pick out a few fabrics for Calder. He chose a couple of Star Wars prints and I choose the Create Kids Couture Ethan’s Cargo Shorts pattern.

sw shortsCalder loves the velcro pocket.

pocketcalder 1 calder 2 calder 3 calder 4Poor kitty.

I thought the outfit needed a little something extra so I purchased this cute “Jedi in training” applique file from and added it to his red t-shirt.

jedi in training

Then, I found a Spiderman remnant at Hobby Lobby that was just enough for a second pair of shorts. The pattern is easy to follow and simple to make. By the time I got to the second pair, it only took me about an hour to complete them. I will probably make a few more before school starts back next month.

spidey shorts

These turned out to be his favorite.
Luckily, he already had the perfect shirt to match.

calder wearing spidey shorts


Big Boy Pocket Pants

calder in pants 4Just sharing some big boy pants I made for Calder. As usual, I used the pants tutorial from MADE. I was obviously inspired by her striped pants. I love them and I need more striped fabrics NOW!!!

finished striped pants

I tried really hard to keep those lines straight! Can you find the seam in the photo below?find the seam

Here are a few more photos just for fun!

calder in pants 1

I wish I could remember exactly what he was telling me here!

calder in pants 2

Anything, even cereal bars, can be an airplane if you just use your imagination!

I also made this cute little plaid pair too. I have found that her pattern is a little too low rise on my kids so I added an extra inch to the top on this pair. Hopefully, there will be no more diapers peeking out when he bends over!

brown pants

I really had fun with the lining of the pockets. It shows along the edge but I consider it a happy accident. I want to do piping all around them on the next pair!

pocket liningaccidental piping

It is getting warmer every day. It has already been in the 80’s quite a bit and cold days are over here in San Antonio so pants might go on hold for awhile. I see lots of pairs of pint-sized shorts in my future though!